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Teacher-pilgrims from Our Lady of Grace bring home the Holy Land

Teacher-pilgrims from Our Lady of Grace bring home the Holy Land

| April 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Teacher-pilgrims from Our Lady of Grace in Edina to enhance school’s Holy Week experience

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St. Bernard to welcome Karenni converts at Easter

St. Bernard to welcome Karenni converts at Easter

| Melenie Soucheray | April 6, 2017 | 4 Comments

For more than two dozen Karenni immigrants, April 15 will be significant. During the 7 p.m. Easter Vigil Mass, St. Bernard on St. Paul’s near north side will welcome the teenage-to-octogenarian catechumens into full communion with the Catholic Church.

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St. Thérèse drama coming to Rogers parish

St. Thérèse drama coming to Rogers parish

| April 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Mary Queen of Peace will host “Thérèse: The Story of a Soul” enacted by Dallas-based actress Audrey Ahern April 22, the vigil of Divine Mercy Sunday, at the parish’s St. Martin campus. The drama paints a realistic and human picture of the saint’s life.

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Local woman gets baptized at age 99

Local woman gets baptized at age 99

| April 4, 2017 | 1 Comment

A casual conversation at a nursing home in Spring Park last fall led to the baptism of a woman just two months shy of her 100th birthday.

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Bishop McRaith dies; served Diocese of Owensboro, Kentucky, for 26 years

Bishop McRaith dies; served Diocese of Owensboro, Kentucky, for 26 years

| April 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

Retired Bishop John McRaith of Owensboro, a strong advocate of the Catholic Church’s rural life ministries, died March 19 at age 82.

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Father Michel remembered as selfless with a heart for Latinos

Father Michel remembered as selfless with a heart for Latinos

| Matthew Davis and Dave Hrbacek | April 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

A visitation will be 2-5 p.m. April 9 and 9-10 a.m. April 10 at Sacred Heart. A funeral Mass will be offered at the parish 10 a.m. April 10 followed by burial in Calvary Cemetery in St. Paul.

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St. Thomas More is the archdiocese’s first immigrant sanctuary parish

St. Thomas More is the archdiocese’s first immigrant sanctuary parish

| April 4, 2017 | 21 Comments

According to a March 27 statement, the parish is especially interested in helping immigrants in cases that “would separate parents from their children or would separate people brought to the United States as children from the only homes they have ever truly known.”

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Faith flavors new Mexican restaurant in Edina

Faith flavors new Mexican restaurant in Edina

| March 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Their restaurant decor includes a large wall display with a priest biretta, various, a statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe and historic photos with clergy from St. Mark in Shakopee, which merged in 2011 with St. Mary in Shakopee and St. Mary of the Purification in Marystown to form Sts. Joachim and Anne.

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Spiritual direction guides Catholics in finding space for God

Spiritual direction guides Catholics in finding space for God

| Bridget Ryder | March 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

For once, Mary Noble Garcias sat still long enough to notice what was going on in her soul after her body and mind had stopped moving through the motions of everyday life. In her meeting with a spiritual director, she figured out what was happening.

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Clergy sexual abuse survivors group aims to empower through knowledge

Clergy sexual abuse survivors group aims to empower through knowledge

| March 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Education about sexual abuse and its effects, coping strategies and letting go of feelings of shame is the focus of a six-week, confidential group launching in the Twin Cities to support victims/survivors of clergy sexual abuse.

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Crocheting sleeping mats a two-fold service for Most Holy Redeemer ‘Bag Ladies’

Crocheting sleeping mats a two-fold service for Most Holy Redeemer ‘Bag Ladies’

| March 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

The “Bag Ladies” anticipate that the mats could be used indoors or outdoors. They’re easily carried and cleaned with water. The mats’ thickness insulate users from cold floors, and the tight plastic weave keeps the mats clean of dirt and bugs.

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Good Friday collection could help new partner Damascus archdiocese

Good Friday collection could help new partner Damascus archdiocese

| March 30, 2017 | 1 Comment

Archbishop Nassar of Damascus has also shared stories of the Church’s suffering members. He said that one man told him, “I have no home and I have lost all my family. I do not have work, I’m hungry and sick without medication. I can’t get a visa to go to another country. I am like a beetle at the bottom of a cup who cannot get out and runs in circles until it dies at the bottom.”

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